Wi-Fi got its days in the sun. Now it's time for WiMAX. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, suppliers of Wi-Fi gear announced hot spot and laptop access deployments. But it didn't take long to connect the dots, or access points, and widen that range to the coverage offered by WiMAX.
Clearinghouse specialist NeuStar acquired Followap, a U.K.-based provider of mobile instant messaging (IM) products in Europe and Asia, for about $139 million in cash. NeuStar projects Followap revenue to exceed $25 million in 2007 and to more than double in 2008.
The acquisitions keep coming. In-building systems provider LGC Wireless is getting bigger with the acquisition of the Cellular Mobile Unit (CMU) assets from Alvarion in a $15 million deal.
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) this week announced the latest release of its Consumer Best Practices (CBP) Guidelines for Cross-Carrier Mobile Content Services.
Cingular Wireless, Alltel Wireless, VeriSign, inCode Wireless, Syniverse Techologies, True Move, Handmark, Cellcast, Glu Mobile, Molecular, Kelton Research, Motricity, CellSigns, Cox Newspapers, Wirefly.com, Oddcast, Telephia, comScore Networks, Volantis, Jabil Circuit, Taiwan Green Point Enterprises, Juniper Networks, BuzzCity, ABI Research, Texas Instruments, Tektronix, iPass, Wayport and TomTom.
Wi-Fi voice enabler SpectraLink announced a deal to snap up KIRK Telecom, a Denmark-based provider of on-site wireless communications products.
WASHINGTON-The FCC has moved to focus bidders in the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction more closely on their bidding activity, a possible signal that the auction is winding down.
Philadelphia's chief information officer (CIO), who has been instrumental in getting that city's Wi-Fi network off the ground, has come under scrutiny from the city's board of ethics over two contracts related to the project.
A new study suggests the growth of wireless subscriptions worldwide will slow 3 percent this year, and that much of the industry's growth will come in Africa.
Call it one of the few times Verizon Wireless would be OK with a net loss. The company today announced a deal with Weight Watchers in which it will offer some form of the weight loss company's services to all of its 52,000 employees.
Fabless semiconductor company Sequoia Communications is coming out of stealth mode with what it promises will be a powerful punch for handset makers. The San Diego-based company says it has developed a single-chip, multimode WEDGE RF transceiver.
Motorola is launching Motorola Applications Hosting Services geared specifically to enable network operators and MVNOs to launch new subscriber services more quickly.
Broadcom Corporation introduced a new single-chip mobile VoIP processor designed with Wi-Fi phones in mind. Broadcom is already offering the VoIP processor commercially.
Siemens plans to shed 2,400 jobs in Germany over the next two years as it continues to push forward with its "Fit4More" program announced in April. Separately, BenQ, which is acquiring Siemens' mobile phone unit, reached an accord with Siemens workers based in Germany.
Qualcomm, Nordisk Mobiltelefon, Alvarion, Freescale Semiconductor, Jabra, Cingular Wireless, Motorola, Spansion, Atheros Communications, Digital Chocolate, PMC-Sierra, Aventail, LightPointe, Telindus and Trapeze Networks.